War hero was the Pride of Owermoigne

Dorset Echo:

10:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BLUE Badge guide has pieced together the wartime story of his courageous father.

Can you name the year this Rose Queen was crowned?

Dorset Echo:

10:22am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN appeal in Looking Back from three years ago has resulted in us receiving this picture, left, from Jess Hartshorne of Chickerell.

Memories of great uncle who fought in First World War

Dorset Echo:

10:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THANKS to Rob White for sharing these photographs with the Looking Back pages.

Times of poverty and benevolence in Dorchester

Dorset Echo: n Blandford in 1790. An engraving by W. Birch from a painting by the famous caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson Picture courtesy of the Dorset History Centre

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

IN today’s Looking Back we’re going back a bit further than usual to the 19th century.

Pilot's bracelet given to woman who cooked him Sunday lunch

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A SILVER bracelet left with a Dorset couple by an American Second World War pilot has been rediscovered.

Fleet School class of 1914

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

THANKS to Mick Muncaster who pointed out that last week’s photo in Looking Back of Fleet School in 1914 also featured in Chickerell’s magazine.

Centenary of the Bladen Estate

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

PEOPLE can take a trip down memory lane and view an exhibition of Briantspuddle’s past.

Saturday Sports Club to fold

Dorset Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AFTER 27 years a sports club for youngsters is coming to an end.

A very fast trip down memory lane with Terra

Dorset Echo:

12:09pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

IT’s time to take another trip down memory lane and take a look at Dorset’s more recent past.

Players meet rugby legend

Dorset Echo:

12:04pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Continuing our sporty theme in today’s Looking Back, can anyone help us solve the mystery of this photo?

Can you name any of these children of Fleet School, 1914?

Dorset Echo:

11:59am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Can any Looking Back readers help Richie and Saira Sawtell put faces to the names of these youngsters from Fleet School near Weymouth in 1914?

Remembering them for eternity

Dorset Echo:

11:54am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Weymouth historian Greg Schofield took the opportunity to find out more about some of the 47 men from Weymouth who lost their lives fighting the Ottoman Empire.

Memories of former Portland Territorial Army member

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

JACK Sansom of Portland got in touch with Looking Back to say that he remembers Harry Parsons of the Portland Territorial Army.

Helping to unite distant family members

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE Looking Back pages have achieved a lot over the years, but uniting distant family members must be a first.

Schoolfriends recreate promenade photo from 1963

Dorset Echo: THEN...: From left, Geoff Shaw, Richard Cousins and Ian Jeffrey

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

FORMER Thomas Hardye students from the 1960s met up for the first time in 50 years to recreate a photo taken on Weymouth promenade in 1963.

Images of Weymouth from a bygone age

Dorset Echo: VINTAGE: Coombe Valley Road looking out towards Portland

2:00pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THANKS to Looking Back reader Geoff Pritchard for some more pictures looking at the Weymouth of yesteryear.

Young bookworms select their favourite stories for awards

Dorset Echo: TALENT: The youngsters with their awards

12:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

YOUNG readers have voted for their favourite stories in this year’s New Horizons Book Award.

Ron goes on record with historic music

Dorset Echo: Ron Beasley  with some of his records

11:27am Tuesday 24th June 2014

AFTER reading an article on World Record Day in the Dorset Echo, regular Looking Back contributor Ron Beasley got in touch with us to tell us about his record collection, dating back to the 1940s, writes Joanna Davis.

Looking for history of the Climo family

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

11:26am Tuesday 24th June 2014

LOOKING Back reader Frank Houghton, 95, is calling for some help from Looking Back readers.

Veteran who served in two World Wars kept some unusual mementos

Dorset Echo: June Fish with the swastika flag

11:23am Tuesday 24th June 2014

LOOKING Back reader June Fish has dug out some rare and rather unusual treasures from her loft.

New website to celebrate 175th anniversary of county hospital

Dorset Echo: Exterior of the hospital in 1921

2:29pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

A NEW website has been set up ahead of Dorset County Hospital’s 175th anniversary next year.

Kaiser welcomed to estate

Dorset Echo: Crichel House beyond the lake

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

THE Dorset History Centre has shared some memories with us of the last German emperor’s medicinal visit to Dorset.

My day out at the seaside in 1935

Dorset Echo: The Dorchester Sunday School outing to a windswept Weymouth in 1935.

1:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A DORCHESTER resident had a surprise when she opened up the Dorset Echo to come face to face with her 12-year-old self.

Mark Frowde, a true footballing legend

Dorset Echo: Mark Frowde

10:29am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

LOOKING Back sparked a series of letters, emails and phone calls when we recently asked for more information on the Mark Frowde Cup, a football tournament often won by Weymouth Central Boys’ School in Westham.

Mystery solved of Mark Frowde cup winners

Dorset Echo: County Cup team from Ferndown Upper School

12:30pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

JUST when I thought Looking Back readers couldn’t surprise me further – they’ve done it again.

Arctic explorer is remembered by his widow

Dorset Echo: Stephen Williams

12:30pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

THE Wyke Regis widow of explorer Stephen Williams has shared some memories of her husband of 50 years.

Help to solve mystery of the missing Mark Frowde trophy

Dorset Echo: SCHOOL DAYS: Top, teacher Bill Stuckey, right, with Central Boys’ School pupils in 1938

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

THANKS to Lois Rule, who got in touch to say that her late husband George is pictured as a 14-year-old in the 1938 photo we published of the Weymouth Central Boys’ School in last week’s Looking Back.

Can you name the mystery sailor?

Dorset Echo: HELP: The sailors, right

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

SOME progress has been made after an appeal last year in Looking Back to identify four sailors who served on HMS Genista.

Remembering major sinking incidents from the 1940s

Dorset Echo: HARBOUR EVENTS: The tug boat sinking off the pier

11:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

VICTOR Day wishes to share photos of a sinking incident at sea with Looking Back readers.

Captain Jack’s my hubbie’s grandad

Dorset Echo: Captain Jack’s my hubbie’s grandad

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

A PHOTO of a traditional tobacconist’s featured in Looking Back on May 6 has brought back some happy memories for Thelma Brown of Weymouth.

Photos of students at old boys’ school

Dorset Echo: WHAT A SIDE: Bill Stuckey, a teacher at Weymouth Central Boys' School, taken in 1938

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

EILEEN Stuckey has been having a clear-out and wanted to pass on these photos of her late husband, a teacher.

It's all water under the bridge now

Dorset Echo: RICH IN HISTORY: The view towards Westwey Road, Weymouth from the Town Bridge

2:00pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

BE it over babbling brook or historical harbour, Dorset’s bridges are rich in history.

The day the old Ritz Theatre burnt down

Dorset Echo: The Ritz blaze 60 years ago

10:43am Tuesday 13th May 2014

READER Ray Morton phoned to tell us he remembers the great fire that engulfed the Ritz Theatre 60 years ago.

Cathedral asking for help over war hero

Dorset Echo: Dorset web button

10:43am Tuesday 29th April 2014

ST Paul’s Cathedral is appealing to find out more about an injured First World War hero who helped embroider the altar frontal at the London landmark.

History that had to be demolished

Dorset Echo: Colwell House in 1983 before it was demolished to make way for the Colwell Centre

10:42am Tuesday 29th April 2014

REGULAR Looking Back contributor Geoffrey Pritch-ard has passed on these fascinating photos of Wey-mouth from years gone by.

Opening up on the home front

Dorset Echo: John Mozart Haylock, Weymouth Home Guard drill hall, St Alban’s St, Weymouth

10:40am Tuesday 29th April 2014

DORSET Home Guard photos from last week’s Looking Back (April 22) generated a flurry of phone calls from readers.

Can you shed light on the buses?

Dorset Echo: SCENIC: Buses on Weymouth Esplanade

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WE love this photograph of ranks of taxis and buses lined up on Weymouth Esplanade.

Tiny strikers from Rembrandt Hotel team are named

Dorset Echo: CAN THEY KICK IT? The under-12s Rembrandt Hotel team, taken in 1986

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THANKS to Dave Blackman, who has helped us fill in most of the blanks on the photo of the Rembrandt Hotel’s football team, featured in last week’s Looking Back.

Memories of resort’s golden era for cinema

Dorset Echo:

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A RECENT Looking Back article about the glory days of Weymouth and Portland cinemas has triggered some happy memories of cinema outings.

Don’t panic – our Home Guard were ready for action

Dorset Echo: SERVICE: Dorset Home Guard soldiers

1:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NOT only does this year see the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, it also sees the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Arnheim and the stand down of the Home Guard.

Can you help identify these football teams from the 1980s?

Dorset Echo: ATTACK: The under-12s Rembrandt Hotel team

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THANKS must go to reader Sandy Hodge who sent in these two football photos from the 1980s.

Dewlish Monsters skittles team bowl out competition

Dorset Echo: TRIUMPH: Dewlish Monsters

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HERE'S a triumphant picture of the Dewlish Monsters skittles team at the Dorchester and District presentation evening in 1998.

Navy wife's biography looks back at her time in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo: BIG DAY: Mary and Peter are married

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NAVY wife has written her autobiography remembering her time in Weymouth and Portland.

Fond memories of Terras legend Jeff Astle

Dorset Echo: DANGER OF FOOTBALL: Jeff Astle died of degenerative brain disease in 2002

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOLLOWING the article about Terras star Jeff Astle (Looking Back, February 18), reader Mr Selby contacted us with his memories of the great footballer.

Weymouth football teams of the 1980s

Dorset Echo: Under-12s Rembrandt Hotel team

2:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THANKS must go to reader Sandy Hodge who sent in these two football photos from the 1980s.

On the ball with memories of Jeff Astle

Dorset Echo: GREAT PLAYER: Jeff Astle

2:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FOLLOWING the article about Terras star Jeff Astle (Looking Back, February 18), reader Mr Selby contacted us with his memories of the great footballer.

Stormy Preston from 30 years ago

Dorset Echo: Stormy Preston from 30 years ago

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

THANKS to reader Ron Harris who sent in this quartet of storm pictures taken in the early 1980s.

Glory of Greenhill Gardens

Dorset Echo: Glory of Greenhill Gardens

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

JILL Crocker sent us the lovely postcard, above, of Weymouth’s Greenhill Gardens. It pre-dates the First World War and the reverse side is filled with rather poignant writing that is still just about decipherable.

Pictures from the past

Dorset Echo: The seafront in 1918

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

WE thought that these photos of old Weymouth are so lovely they deserve a wider audience.

Glory days of the heyday of cinema

Dorset Echo: A film brochure of Far From The Madding Crowd, starring Julie Christie and Terence Stamp

3:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

FILM buff Michael Lee has been in touch to tell us about the glory days when Weymouth and Portland could boast three cinemas.



Community NewsYourEcho




Don't miss these links!



click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree